Centre for Children's Rights


Prof Laura Lundy
Professor of Education Law and Children's Rights
LL.B, LL.M, PhD,
Barrister at Law

‌‌‌photograph of Dr Bronagh Byrne

Dr Bronagh Byrne
Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Deputy Directors

Lesley Emerson
Dr Karen Winter

Other Members:

Prof David Archard
Dr Nicola Carr
Prof Paul Connolly
Prof Jannette Elwood
Dr Stefania Giannakaki
Dr Karen Kerr
Prof Ruth Leitch
Dr Katrina Lloyd
Dr Chelsea Marshall
Dr Sarah Miller
Dr Karen Orr
Dr Dirk Schubotz

Research Students:

Jen Banks
Rhian Barrance
Josephine Bweyale
Lovina Emejulu
Erika Frank
Lucy Royal-Dawson
Harry Shier
Triona Stokes
Michelle Templeton

News from the Centre for Children's Rights

Centre research informs new General Comment of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

Research conducted by Laura Lundy, Karen Orr and Chelsea Marshall has directly informed a new UN General Comment.  The read more

British Association of International and Comparative Education Thematic Forum on Children’s Rights

Professor Laura Lundy was a guest speaker at the BAICE thematic forum on children’s rights at the University of Cambridge on 3 October 2016.  Her talk focused on the challenges and...

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Education law and policy in Sweden and Korea

The law school at the University of Stockholm and the Korean Institute of Legal Research held a one day symposium in Stockholm on 21 September to discuss education legislation. Professor Laura...

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Contemporary Childhoods Conference, University of Strathclyde

Professor Laura Lundy was the keynote speaker at the Contemporary Childhoods conference on 1 September, organised by the University of Strathclyde.  Laura opened the conference with a ...

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Centre Members present at event on children’s rights and Brexit

Professor Laura Lundy and Dr Bronagh Byrne were invited speakers at an event organised by the European Children’s Rights Unit, University of Liverpool which was held on 14 September. The aim...

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Lansdown, G., Lundy, L. & Goldhagen, J. (2016) The U.N. convention on the rights of the child: Relevance and application to pediatric clinical bioethics ' Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. 58, 3, p. 252-266

Lundy, L & Byrne, B 2017 (forthcoming), The four general principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: the potential value of the approach in other areas of human rights law. in  Wandehole, Desmet, Brems (eds) Children’s Rights Law in the Global Human Rights Landscape: Isolation, Inspiration, Integration. Routledge.

Lundy, L & Cook-Sather, A 2016, Children's Rights and Student Voice. in D Wyse, L Hayward & J Pandya (eds), The Sage Handbook of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment. SAGE.

Byrne, B. (2016)  Do Children still need to Escape Childhood?  A Reassessment of John Holt and his Vision for Children’s Rights, International Journal of Children’s Rights, (24) 113-134.

Emerson, L. and Lloyd, K. (2016) Measuring children’s experience of their right to participate in school and community: a rights-based approach. Children and Society. [early online].

Lloyd, K. and Emerson, L. (2016)(Re)examining the relationship between children’s subjective wellbeing and their participation rights. Child Indicators Research. [early online].

Byrne, B & Lundy, L 2015, 'Reconciling Children's Policy and Children's Rights: Barriers to Effective Government Delivery'Children and Society, vol 29, no. 4, pp. 266-276., 10.1111/chso.12045